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We are dedicated to reducing health disparities in local and global communities with an unwavering focus on social justice.  Our mission is to promote the health and well being of local and global communities through education, service, and research with a focus on underserved populations.  This mission is achieved by employing a multidimensional program of study that combines a broad public health base with specific training in three specialty concentrations:  Community Action for HealthGlobal Health, and Health Equity and Criminal Justice.


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Touro University California's Master of Public Health Program is the first graduate program to offer an MPH concentration in Health Equity and Criminal Justice (HECJ).  Learn More!

Social Justice Lecture Series 2019

We know that we affect the environment, but how does the environment affect us and our health?

Join us for a series of 6 lectures by nationally recognized leaders in the field as we examine environmental risks to our health - particularly the disproportionate risks borne by low-income communities and communities of color.

(Attendance is required for students registered for PBHC 631 or 632 do not register on Eventbrite.)

Public Health Professors Carinne Brody and Sarah Sullivan have been selected as guest editors for an upcoming issue of the innovative mHealth Journal! 

Focused Issue:  Digital Interventions for Heard-to-reach Populations

This issue will examine how digital health interventions, such as telemedicine, email, social media, mobile phone apps and even wearable devices, are helping improve the health of hard-to-reach populations including those living in poverty or rural areas, those who wish not to be found because of social stigma or fear of legal authorities or those who are disadvantaged because they are illiterate or disabled.

Public Health Program Graduate Brie Reed, MPH begins a fellowship with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a participant of the ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program.  See the article in ASPPH News.  Congratulations Brie!

The Public Health Program successfully completed its first course in the Health Equity and Criminal Justice emphasis, Spring 2019.  The class included TUC students as well as members of the community.

Spring 2019 HECJ



Daily Republic publishes article about our recent Public Health Hero Awards Ceremony

The 13th Annual Public Health Program Hero Awards 2019 Ceremony and Dinner was a successful and inspiring evening attended by students, faculty, community members and our TUC leadership Provost Sarah Sweitzer and CEHS Dean Lisa Norton.

Hero Awards Group Picture 2019


Congratulations to the 2019 Public Health Heroes and special thanks to Keynote Speaker Mike McLively, Director of the Giffords Law Center's Urban Gun Violence Initiative, Mel Orpilla representing Congressman Mike Thompson and Jana Modena representing Assemblyman Tim Grayson and State Senator Bill Dodd who presented our Heros with Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition and California State Legislature Recognition.

MPH Alum News - The Touro California Record highlights:

Prevention as Medicine
Monir Tofangsazan, MPH, CEHS Class of 2012

The Touro University of California Public Health Program and the Oakland, California based non-profit organization Exonerated Nation collaborate for the California Exoneree Health & Well-Being Project (CEHW) to study the current state of physical, mental, and emotional health among California exonerees and their needs for immediate and long-term support.  Learn more in the CEHW newsletter.



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